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The missing martyrs : why there are so few Muslim terrorists

Author: Charles Kurzman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world--many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom--why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs? In this startlingly counterintuitive book, a leading authority on Islamic movements demonstrates that terrorist groups are thoroughly marginal in the Muslim world. Charles Kurzman draws  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Kurzman
ISBN: 9780199766871 0199766878
OCLC Number: 664260312
Description: v, 248 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Why there are so few Muslim terrorists --
Radical sheik --
Thoroughly modern mujahidin --
Liberal Islam vs. revolutionary Islamism --
Uncle Sam versus Uncle Usama --
Predicting the next attacks.
Responsibility: Charles Kurzman.

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Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world--many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom--why don't we see terrorist attacks every  Read more...

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Kurzman is on the scholarly front line. The good news is that he seems to be winning. * Times Higher Education Supplement *

 
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